- The Atiku Campaign Organisation has expressed confidence in winning the 2019 general elections
- Spokesman of the campaign team, Segun Sowunmi says the PDP presidential candidate will win with a wide margin
- Sowunmi also said the PDP campaign team will not exercise any form of fear going into the election
The Atiku Campaign Organisation has said that the People Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, will defeat President Muhammadu Bubari in the forthcoming general election with a wide margin to make it difficult for the ruling party to attempt rigging.
The PDP has, however, expressed willingness to sign a peace accord between major political parties and major contenders as canvassed by the European Union and other countries ahead of 2019 general elections.
Spokesman of the campaign team, Segun Sowunmi also revealed on Monday, November 19, in Abuja that the PDP campaign team will not exercise any form of fear going into the February presidential election.
Speaking at the public presentation of a book "The man Atiku Abubakar, a square peg in square hole; 100 reasons to vote," Sowunmi said the insinuations in some quarters that the ruling party will rig the coming election should be dismissed.
“They say they will rig in 2019 but I tell them it is only when we don't beat them with a wide margin. We will beat them with a wide margin and make it impossible for them to rig in 2019,” he said.
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While assuring that Atiku will not spend one day as president wasting time, Sowunmi urged the Atiku support group to take its message to the people across the country on the need to rescue the country from the hands of the current handlers.
Speaking on the need for the peace accord with other political parties, PDP national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan, said: “We will support peace accord between major political parties and between marjor contenders.”
“The People Democratic Party is open to that because we are a party of peace. We are a democratic party, who believe in a tenets of democracy, rule of law, justice, freedom, these are what make us a democratic party.
“If there is any group or a group of Nations that are canvassing that we should allow peace to reign during the election, surely the PDP will abide by that,” he added.
The PDP spokesman used the opportunity to call on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow for a free, fair and credible election.
His words: “Nigerians are sick and tired of the hunger, starvation, denial that the All Progressives Congress has imposed on Nigerians, we plead with INEC to allow for a free, fair, credible and transparent elections in 2019.
“We also want them to take a lesson from our national convention in Port Harcourt, which was adjudged as one of the best in the political history of our country.
“It was civil, it was clean, it was clear, it was transparent and it was generally acceptable by all the aspirants. So we look forward to INEC holding Nigeria elections that will generally accepted by the majority of parties and the majority of Nigerians.”
On her part, the director of communication in Atiku Campain Organisation, Yemi Aliyu, said for the first time in the history of Nigeria the campaign will be an issue based one, adding that he organisation will be talking all the time on how to move the country forward
She said the only way Nigerians can get to live a better life, secured and prosperous, “is when we get elected Alhaji Atiku Abubakar next year February,” adding that, “it will be a turning point for the country.”
Meanwhile, Atiku on Monday, November 19, said he has a plan to kick-off sound economic policies that would help to pull at least 50 million Nigerians out of poverty within two years.
The former vice president said the policies would ensure the creation of job opportunities for Nigerians and create a minimum of 2.5 million jobs annually, “lifting at least 50 million people from poverty in the first two years.”
He further stated that the effect of such a policy would help to double Nigeria’s GDP to N900 billion by 2025.
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